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EPR703 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Trimester 1 enrolments close at the end of week 1

Trimester 2 enrolments close at the end of week 1

Trimester 3 enrolments close at the end of week 6 of trimester 2

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Gorur



EEE753 and must be enrolled in course E760

Incompatible with:

EPR705, EPR706, EPR707

Contact hours:


Trimester 1 & 2: 3 hour seminar

Trimester 3: 3 x 3 hour seminar

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Professional experience: Students are also required to attend 10 and 25 day professional experience placements.


This unit is a capstone experience where students examine teachers’ work and align these practices to the relevant professional standards. Using the skills of inquiry required by a teacher-researcher−to gather evidence, document, analyse and reflect on practice students will independently investigate and examine the role of the teacher and professional standards in early childhood settings/primary/secondary contexts.

Students will select key teaching, learning and assessment artefacts* and build their professional portfolio to evidence performances against student and child learning and show a focus on assessment. The unit requires critical reflection in and on the professional practice of teaching through critical engagement in teacher-research, professional learning and communication with members of the profession and the wider school community and/or early childhood setting.  *Note Primary and  primary dual strand students will focus specifically on English and Mathematics content areas (sequence of 4-5 lessons in each area) or integration of English and Mathematics across the  curriculum (unit of inquiry - 8 lesson sequence - with substantive English and Mathematics content and assessment).


Assessment 1 - Deakin Authentic Teacher Performance Assessment (ATA) 5400 words 90% 

Assessment 2 - Professional Experience  600 word equivalent 10%

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

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